Below are some of the goals for the Midtown Alliance of Neighbors.:
- Establish specific criteria to determine the type and amount of assistance each applicant may receive. Requirements for qualifification may include:
- Owner occupied homes.
- Residents must have lived in their home for a minimum of three years.
- Property owner is current on city, county, state, and federal taxes.
- Assistance is needed to remedy a violation of the city codes.
- Owner is elderly, disabled, or has children.
Further objectives include:
- Get volunteer groups to build homes or help restore homes.
- Recruit sponsors to donate time or materials.
- Establish policy that makes expenditures from the Neighborhood Fund of low interest loans to households that meet the specific criteria established by the alliance through the Executive Committee.
- Recruit qualified and skilled supervisors to oversee projects requiring skilled labor.
- Recruit volunteers to provide labor and services to selected programs and projects.
- Maintain a positive, constructive, working relationship with city representatives, volunteers, and those offering financial interest.
- Hold “How to Maintain a Home” and “How to Buy a Home” classes.
Regarding volunteers and financial support, the alliance would assist:
- Skilled and unskilled volunteers for home repair projects.
- Moving assistance by volunteers.
- Landscaping and lawn care.
- Helping find a decent place to live.
- Workers for the salvage center.
- Donors from companies and individuals of financial and building materials.
- Help find qualified contractors to donate time and skills.
- Low interest loans to fix up houses from a revolving loan program.
- Relocation assistance involving moving and short-term living expenses.
- Gap financing on loans as partnerships with local banks.